Sure, pom poms have been around for a long time and have always been in style in certain capacities, but lately it seems like pom poms are everywhere! No longer just for ponchos and pillowcases, pom poms are whimsical and silly, but can also be grown-up and sophisticated. Pom poms have been seen a lot lately in fashion, home decor, entertaining and gift giving. There are an endless amount of ways that you can add on the festive little balls of yarn.
Pom poms are an easy and economical way to decorate anything. Although pom poms (known originally as pom pons from the French language) have been recognized as far back as the 18th century. It was in the 1930’s that they became really popular in the United States. During the depressions pom poms were a cheap way to use leftover yarn and indulge in some decorating at a time when most of the U.S. was very low on luxuries. Large paper pom poms also became popular during this time as economical party decorations as well as being used for the first time by cheerleaders.
Pom poms can be made with cardboard, a fork, your hand, or our favorite way – with the Clover Pom Pom Maker. We searched Pinterest for our favorite links that showcase Pom Poms (all collected in our Pom Poms and Tassels board) to share with you. What’s your favorite?